oa South African Medical Journal - The influence of body position on pulmonary function in low birthweight babies

Volume 49, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The influence of the prone and supine body positions on the respiratory rate, arterial pH, pO2 pCO2 and serum bicarbonate level; on alveolar pO2 and pCO2; and on alveolar/arterial gradients for carbon dioxide and oxygen, were compared in 10 low birthweight infants.

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